Health Archive
10 February 2015, 05:27 PM ET
"Measles parties" that intentionally expose unvaccinated children to the illness are not a good idea, health officials said this week.
10 February 2015, 12:15 PM ET
Test subjects at Penn State were presented letters and numbers arranged in a square, then were asked to recall the corner in which a certain letter or number appeared (easily completed).
10 February 2015, 12:07 PM ET
To combat bad health information on the web, Google announced that it's rolling out a new feature to bring fact-checked, doctor-vetted medical data up front when users search for conditions like pink eye, concussions and measles.
10 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A growing number of kids and adults in the United States are practicing yoga, according to new results from a government survey on complementary medicine.
10 February 2015, 11:03 AM ET
Many smartphone apps are just as good as wearable devices at tracking physical activity, a new study suggests.
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
10 February 2015, 10:25 AM ET
A new Pew survey found that 83 percent of adults in the United States view vaccines — such as MMR vaccine — as safe for healthy children. But that figure changes depending on the age of the person you ask.
10 February 2015, 07:27 AM ET
Desks that have built-in treadmills may help people walk more at the office, but workers who use the equipment still don't get enough exercise to meet recommendations, a new study finds.
09 February 2015, 11:47 PM ET
The number you see when you step on the scale doesn't tell the whole story about how healthy (or unhealthy) you may be.
09 February 2015, 10:04 PM ET
Detox therapies and cleansing practices are based on a misunderstanding about how the human body works. They can also be harmful rather than healthful.
09 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
People who are under a lot of stress don't recover from heart attacks as well as those who feel less pressure, new research shows.
09 February 2015, 01:30 PM ET
Medical alert systems can keep seniors living independently longer with the knowledge that help is only the push of a button away. These systems are important given the danger of falls among older adults.
09 February 2015, 11:44 AM ET
In this U.Mass study, parents of one group of 6 to 9-month-olds gave unique names to pictures of objects; another called all objects of the same type by their generic label.
07 February 2015, 10:26 AM ET
Many people get cravings for a cigarette or a glass of wine. But what about a potent desire to get tattoos or eat human ashes?
06 February 2015, 06:15 PM ET
When you think you may be pregnant, it's time to check with a pregnancy test. It's important to understand how they work, how to read the results and which one is the most accurate.
06 February 2015, 05:23 PM ET
Nearly 140,000 Americans develop epilepsy each year.
06 February 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Nasal discharge can be an indicator of health.
06 February 2015, 04:12 PM ET
The Withings Activité Pop is a fitness tracker for people who don't want to look like they're wearing a fitness tracker.
06 February 2015, 06:13 AM ET
Some people may be wondering whether it's too late to get vaccinated against the measles now. Here's what experts say.
05 February 2015, 09:25 PM ET
About 2 million Americans are treated for hemorrhoids each year.
05 February 2015, 09:23 PM ET
Symtpoms, causes and treatments for macular degeneration.
05 February 2015, 02:56 PM ET
We ask experts to explain why the measles outbreak is happening now and how the vaccine can protect against the virus' spread.
05 February 2015, 02:53 PM ET
People who support pot smoking seem to be more vocal about the topic on Twitter than those who oppose lighting up, a new study of marijuana hashtags finds.
05 February 2015, 02:14 PM ET
Law officials have accused major retailers of selling store-brand herbal supplements that do not contain the listed ingredients, but now some scientists are questioning those conclusions.
05 February 2015, 02:04 PM ET
“Parenthood” stars Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Sam Jaeger and Max Burkholder explain the show's role in starting discussions around mental health issues, particularly Asperger's syndrome – but also substance abuse, aging, depression and more.
05 February 2015, 01:27 PM ET
It seems that most Americans have financial anxieties. But parents, Gen Xers, millennials, women and those living in lower-income households report higher-than-average levels of stress about money.
05 February 2015, 07:58 AM ET
The new treatment involves removing certain cells from human cadaver skin and using the skin to help to treat wounds from skin ulcers linked to diabetes, obesity and heart disease. The new technique may also treat acute skin wounds from burns.
05 February 2015, 01:17 AM ET
People who eat organic fruits and vegetables may have lower levels of some pesticides in their bodies, a new study finds.
04 February 2015, 09:17 PM ET
A miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy before the 20-week mark in the pregnancy. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.
04 February 2015, 09:09 PM ET
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. People with celiac disease cannot eat gluten.
04 February 2015, 12:56 PM ET
Although mental illnesses may have vastly differing diagnostic criteria, many of these disorders affect the same brain regions, a new study finds. Most of the disorders are linked to gray-matter loss in a network of three brain regions involved in cogniti
04 February 2015, 06:58 AM ET
A 14-year-old boy in Mexico had a serious fear of growing up that led him to take extreme steps to hide or curb his growth.